To read Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Albina and the Dogmen is to careen through a surreal landscape on a mythic roller coaster. Bandits ride giant white hares. A clubfooted man transforms into a holy hound. An albino giantess goes toe-to-toe with death itself.
Don’t call it a suburb. Evanston, Illinois—though perched on the shores of Lake Michigan directly north of Chicago city limits—is a vibrant, arts-loving community all to itself, home to one of the nation’s best public library systems, best universities, and best independent bookstores.